murexide

noun
mu·​rex·​ide | \ myu̇-ˈrek-ˌsīd How to pronounce murexide (audio) \

Medical Definition of murexide

: a red crystalline compound C8H8N6O6 having a green luster, forming purple-red solutions with water, formerly used as a dye, and formed in the murexide test for uric acid

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“Murexide.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/murexide. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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